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Fire fighter training
« on: June 26, 2019, 02:01:48 am »
Went to fire fighter training tonight and here is a picture of what it looked like.

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That is a 2 story 60 year old, drug house, fully engulfed in flames.
This is my second training class.
I was assigned to assist with getting water with one of the tanker trucks. We had to get water from a fire hydrant a quarter of a mile away and then dump it into a pool where the main fire pumping truck sucked it up using a ventury jet and an 8 inch line. We used a lot of water tonight. We were pumping water from 6:30 until 11:00 PM. I also was on the hose and nozzle on and off once the building had totally collapsed. You could not be anywhere near this fire with out full fire fighting equipment on and all I had was a T shirt and jeans. Just standing next to the pumper truck it was really hot. While the building was still standing, they had to rotate out the firefighters pretty quick after one of the senior fighters overheated and dropped.
It was a great training exercise. It really helped everyone understand just how bad a fire can be and how fast they can spread. From start to collapse was 30 minutes.
Keep in mind the idea of this fire was not only training but also to remove the building.
It was an awesome night. I didn?t get home until almost midnight.
Jim Altmiller

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Re: Fire fighter training
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 10:37:24 am »
Here is a video that I took before my phone dies.



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Re: Fire fighter training
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2019, 06:35:28 pm »
The old house take awhile to drop, but a new home will drop its roof in 8-12 mins. Love training burns, not in June. But we get fires in the heat. Hydrate hydrate hydrate .

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Re: Fire fighter training
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2019, 07:55:39 pm »
JT,
That, roof collapse rate, was brought up last night during our training review. The chief brought up how much faster newer homes would collapse than this one did. Sometimes as fast as 10 minutes.
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Re: Fire fighter training
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2019, 09:43:03 pm »
here is on of my crew training the other day.

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Re: Fire fighter training
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2019, 09:46:08 pm »
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Re: Fire fighter training
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2019, 11:20:48 am »
I had a similar experience when I was a volunteer firefighter for the Richmond KY FD while in college.  Driving an engine is fun too!